Near Inveraray, ArgyllGuest Rating
Minard is a tiny hamlet on the road running down the west shore of Loch Fyne, about 12 miles south of Inveraray (with all facilities).
|Sleeps: 2/4||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
If you leave the road and descend about half a mile on a track through the woods to the edge of the loch, you will come to Minard Court and the two pretty semi-detached cottages, Loch and Garden. The owner's house, a little way up the track, is the only other neighbour.
Quietly situated far from traffic, Loch Cottage has uninterrupted views to the loch at the front across to the ruin of Castle Lachlan.
Inside, the open plan living area is spacious and, with several windows, is bright and cheerful, while the wood-burning stove adds a welcoming cosiness. Everything is to hand, yet with no sense of being cramped. The seating area occupies most of the room, with the dining table behind it. The kitchen is off the sitting area, a neat kitchenette which is perfectly suited to its purpose.
Having a downstairs double bedroom (albeit with two steps) and bathroom make the cottage suitable for those with limited mobility or who just prefer not to climb too many stairs.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, a twin and a single, that are pleasantly furnished with coombed ceilings. The whole cottage is neat and immaculately presented and it is no wonder that enthusiastic guests return here again and again.
Outside there is parking right at the door and a very sheltered pebble beach to the front. There is a steep drop at the foreshore where an underground burn flows onto the beach (care to be taken).
There are lovely woodland walks along the shoreline here, or you can attempt some of the many hills in the area and the National Trust Gardens at Crarae are just 5 minutes up the road.
You can then continue south down the Mull of Kintyre to Campbeltown and Machrihanish, where there is golf, surfing and kayaking. If you stop at Tayinloan, you can catch the ferry over to Gigha and visit the Achamore Gardens there or, in summer, you can catch the ferry from Claonaig and spend a day on the Isle of Arran.
Minard has a Post Office which opens in the morning for newspapers and basic requirements. Inveraray, where the castle and jail are well worth a visit and Lochgilphead are equidistant and have full shopping facilities. Inveraray also has a golf course and there is a riding centre at Dalchenna on the way.
There is excellent fishing either from the rocks or from a boat and the area has a wide variety of wildlife - porpoises, seals and dolphins, deer and red squirrels and, of course, many sea and woodland birds.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Open plan living area with wood-burning stove, Smart TV, electric cooker, microwave, etc
Double bedroom (two steps)
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen is INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED (except for use of tumble dryer in shared utility room). Heating is by biomass central heating and wood-burning stove (one basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Pets are not accepted. Sorry, no children or infants due to the close proximity of the loch. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£495.00||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£695.00||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£695.00||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 01 Feb 2024||£550.00||£595.00|
|02 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024||£595.00||£650.00|
|29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024||£595.00||£650.00|
|03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024||£695.00||£795.00|
|31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024||£695.00||£795.00|
|19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024||£750.00||£850.00|
|23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024||£595.00||£650.00|
|04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
|25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£550.00||£595.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£695.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£695.00||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Great cottage in a perfect location. Very friendly and helpful owner. We hope to return and would definitely recommend...Read More
Loved the area and cottage and the owners welcome and their discrete sugestions. We hope to visit again soon.
The cottage was incredibly clean, quiet and peaceful. Fleur was always available and was extremely kind and helpful.
Excellent and relaxing. Would definitely recommend this cottage and surroundings.
Perfect thanks in every way! Wonderful cottage & location. Delightful & hospital owners! Will definitely come again.